Nov 20, 2019
Overall, Sharky's Machine manages to get enough good stuff onto the screen to suggest that Reynolds is at least a competent director but undoes most of its good effects long before it reaches its sordid climax.
Oct 22, 2018
Sharky's Machine marks Burt Reynolds' emergence as a first-class director of urban action-drama. With the skill of a veteran, he pilots a rollercoaster ride from one breath-taking sequence to another, with occasional pauses for romance and humor.
Apr 23, 2018
The classiest aspect of the production is the pictorial glamor and dynamism achieved by Reynolds and cinematographer William Fraker. Sharky's Machine always looks alive.
Apr 1, 2010
Would be laughable if not for its intensity of romanticism
Mar 9, 2009
Directing himself in Sharky's Machine, Burt Reynolds has combined his own macho personality with what's popularly called mindless violence to come up with a seemingly guaranteed winner.
Oct 10, 2005
A tough, gritty and occasionally sadistic police thriller with director/star Burt Reynolds in peak form.
Jan 1, 2005
Burt at top of his game both in front of and behind the camera.
Dec 16, 2004
Better-than-average cop film with one legendary stunt at the end.
Oct 23, 2004
Sharky's Machine contains all of the ingredients of a tough, violent, cynical big-city cop movie, but what makes it intriguing is the way the Burt Reynolds character plays against those conventions.